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I keep burping up egg smell and have gas as well. Have not ate eggs lately. Any idea?

I keep burping up egg smell and have gas as well.  Have not ate eggs lately.  Any idea?

Sulfur Gases: The terrible smell of sulfur burps is caused by hydrogen sulfide (h2s). The gas is known to originate from certain foods that contain sulfur proteins in them. During the process of digestion these proteins are broken down in the gastro-intestinal tract by sulfur-reducing microbes. Try altering your diet, and if persists, then seek medical evaluation as some infections can also cause it to happen. ...Read more

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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more


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What could cause someone's burps to smell like rotten eggs?

What could cause someone's burps to smell like rotten eggs?

Bad food..: Eating rotten food or rotten eggs would do it. But, it is not always something concerning. Everyone burps, its natural, and they dont always smell the best. ...Read more

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I am burping and it tastes and smells like rotten boiled eggs?

I am burping and it tastes and smells like rotten boiled eggs?

Delayed emptying: It can happen when hydrogen sulphide produced in stomach, usually due to slower evacuation of semidigested food like meat, for example. Depending on frequency and severity, your doctor can advise you futher. ...Read more

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If you have a lot of burping and it smells like rotten eggs what's going on?

If you have a lot of burping and it smells like rotten eggs what's going on?

Rotten egg burps: The smell of sulfur (sulphur) or rotten egg burps comes from hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a gas originating from sulfur-containing proteins in some foods after they are broken down by sulfur-reducing microbes. These microbes may be normal intestinal bacteria or pathogenic bacteria. Ref: http://www.healthhype.com/sulphur-or-rotten-eggs-burps-belching-foul-smelling-gas.html ...Read more

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Why do my burps smell and taste like rotten eggs ?

Why do my burps smell and taste like rotten eggs ?

Some ideas: This may be a tipoff that you have giardiasis. Or there may be a diverticulum or some other problem in your upper digestive tract. This is one to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a cure for burps that smell like rotten eggs?

Does anyone have a cure for burps that smell like rotten eggs?

Burp smelly: If the burping is not too frequent compared to other people, then it may not be a case of gastric reflux, which needs treatment. The odor of the burp is never an issue. What a person brings up into the mouth never taste good neither does it smell good, simply=what is below should stay below! ...Read more